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Western rock elephant shrew

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The western rock elephant shrew or western rock sengi (Elephantulus rupestris) is a species of elephant shrew in the family Macroscelididae. It is found in Namibia, South Africa, possibly Angola, and possibly Botswana. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland and rocky areas.[2]

Smaller members of western rock elephant shrew possess functional brown adipose tissue, which changes in thermogenic capacity depending on the season. [3]

References

  1. ^ Schlitter, D.A. (2005). Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. (eds.). Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 83. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.
  2. ^ a b Perrin, M.; FitzGibbon, C.; Stuart, C.; Griffin, M. & Smit, H. (2008). "Elephantulus rupestris". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2008. Retrieved 29 December 2008.old-form url
  3. ^ Boyles, Justin (January 2012). "Body temperature patterns in two syntopic elephant shrew species during winter". COMPARATIVE BIOCHEMISTRY AND PHYSIOLOGY A-MOLECULAR & INTEGRATIVE PHYSIOLOGY. 161: 89–94 – via Science Citation Index.
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Western rock elephant shrew: Brief Summary

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The western rock elephant shrew or western rock sengi (Elephantulus rupestris) is a species of elephant shrew in the family Macroscelididae. It is found in Namibia, South Africa, possibly Angola, and possibly Botswana. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland and rocky areas.

Smaller members of western rock elephant shrew possess functional brown adipose tissue, which changes in thermogenic capacity depending on the season.

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